I was approached by an awesome young lady trying to make her dream of becoming a professional makeup artist, come to life.  I just love clients that come to me with a very clear vision of what she wants and how she is going to use the imagery.  It allows  me to focus my efforts and creativity to make something special and effective.

...throw my mojo into the spiral down into the darkness

Image from the "Orange" portfolio series

This shoot isn't my normal cup of tea.  The style that was needed was very bright, clean and beautiful.  I found it difficult at times while editing to stop myself falling back into the dark, edgy style I often move towards with allot of my dark beauty portraiture work.  The solution was some loud bop-y music and some sugary sweets.

Composite from the "Orange" portfolio series

You need variety in your life for a number of reasons.  The big one for me is so my brain doesn't fall into the mush of boredom and complacency.  For me that is one thing that will throw my mojo into the spiral down into the darkness.  

...help another artist with their dreams, you never know, you may need their help with yours

Being able to help another artist realise her dream, helps me feed my mojo.  So life just gets better for everyone.  I would encourage us all to help another artist with their dreams, you never know, you may need their help with yours.

Enjoy life my friends.

Doug Hall
Photographer

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